Windows 10 How to Remove Uninstall Microsoft Store Apps | Best way to Delete MSI EXE Apps from Windows 10. I’ve installed Microsoft Word (preview) application from the Microsoft store, as mentioned in the post “Download Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows 10 TP Users“.
Uninstall Microsoft Store Apps – Delete MSI EXE Apps from Windows 10
However, it’s stopped working, and in Windows 10, the modern Universal applications are NOT listed in Add Remove Programs. So, how to uninstall or remove Windows 10 modern Microsoft Store Apps from Windows 10 machines? OK, As shown in the following picture, I tried to remove it from
Windows 10 Settings apps –> Apps –> Apps and Features.
But the uninstall button didn’t work for me :(. What is next ….. PowerShell?
- Click on the application you want to delete or uninstall or remove.
- Click on Uninstall button.
NOTE! – Some Windows 10 apps might not have uninstall button enabled; those are default apps coming with Windows 10 fresh install. So you need to try Powershell to uninstall those Windows 10 apps.
PowerShell Method – Windows 10 How to Remove Uninstall Microsoft Store Apps | Best way to Delete MSI EXE Apps from Windows 10?
PowerShell helped me here to remove or uninstall the modern Universal application Word from my Windows 10 laptop. Remember to run the PowerShell with Administrative access.
The PowerShell CmdLet “Get-AppxPackage” helped me to export all the modern Universal applications installed on Windows 10 machines with “Get-AppxPackage >C:\appDetails.txt“. Also, you can use “Get-AppxPackage -name *Word” to find only word application details from Windows 10 machine.
Name : Microsoft.Office.Word Publisher : CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US Architecture : X64 ResourceId : Version : 16.0.3601.1023 PackageFullName : Microsoft.Office.Word_16.0.3601.1023_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe InstallLocation : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Office.Word_16.0.360 1.1023_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe IsFramework : False PackageFamilyName : Microsoft.Office.Word_8wekyb3d8bbwe PublisherId : 8wekyb3d8bbwe IsResourcePackage : False IsBundle : False IsDevelopmentMode : False
From the above result, you need to take note of the Full name of the package “PackageFullName: Microsoft.Office.Word_16.0.3601.1023_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe” this will be used in the next PowerShell command to remove or uninstall Windows 10 Universal Application called Word. I ran the following command “Remove-AppxPackage -package Microsoft.Office.Word_16.0.3601.1023_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe” this PowerShell command helped to remove the Word modern Universal application from Windows 10 laptop.
Result – Uninstall Microsoft Store Apps – Delete MSI EXE Apps from Windows 10
See the command results, and the word application was removed/uninstalled from Windows 10. There is no Windows 10 application called Word in the Settings-System-App Size list !!
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